Casa Mila ‘La Pedrera’ – Beautiful modernisme architecture by Antoni Gaudi

Part of the World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1984, Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, is a beautiful building in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1906 – 1912. It was originally designed to be an apartment complex comprised of nine levels and two courtyards. This modernist house earned the nickname La Pedrera because it failed to respect the conventional style of building construction at the time. Architecturally, it is considered an innovative work for its steel structure and curtain walls, but the bold forms of the undulating stone facade and wrought iron decoration of the balconies and windows, designed largely by Josep Maria Jujol, were deemed “too controversial”.

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